china

DNA/IDK
DNA/IDK

Chinese Scientists Used CRISPR to Make a New Species With 'One Giant Chromosome'

For the last 20 million years, the species of yeast used to brew beer has had 16 chromosomes. Now scientists have created a new species with just one.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.7.18
Moveable
Moveable

This Drone Footage Captures China’s Massive Bikeshare Graveyards

Photographer Wu Guoyong travelled around China to record these colorful mass graves.
Tracey Lindeman
8.2.18
Kinda Evil
Kinda Evil

Leaked Documents Show Google is Making a Censored Search Engine for China

The Chinese version of Google will censor websites like the BBC and Wikipedia.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.1.18
Drugs
Drugs

China is Using Mass Pee and Poo Surveillance to Police Illegal Drug Use

Police in dozens of Chinese cities are sifting through human waste to track narcotics rings and drug programs.
Sarah Emerson
7.17.18
Self-Driving Cars
Self-Driving Cars

Former Apple Employee Charged With Stealing Self-Driving Car Secrets

Charges against Xiaolang Zhang allege that the Apple engineer was going to take self-driving car tech to a Chinese company.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.11.18
for your health
for your health

Teenage Boy Inserts USB Cable Into Penis: A Cautionary Tale

A Chinese teenager was taken to the hospital last month after getting a charger stuck in his urethra.
Sarah Emerson
7.11.18
ozone layer
ozone layer

China’s Construction Industry Is Putting Earth’s Ozone Layer Back At Risk

A rise in atmospheric levels of CFC-11, a substance banned by the Montreal Protocol, prompted environmental investigators to find the source.
Becky Ferreira
7.9.18
Hack Back
Hack Back

American Cyber Security Firm FireEye Denies Hacking Chinese Military

In a new book, New York Times reporter David Sanger made the explosive claim that cybersecurity firm Mandiant hacked into the laptops of Chinese military hackers. Now FireEye, which owns Mandiant, has vehemently denied the claims.
Joseph Cox
6.25.18
DIY
DIY

How to Turn an Old iPhone Into a Flash Drive

YouTuber Scotty Allen is back with a new and glorious Frankenstein's monster of tech.
Wajeeh Maaz
5.4.18
Daily Dystopia
Daily Dystopia

China Claims It's Scanning Workers' Brainwaves to Increase Efficiency and Profits

Hangzhou Zhongheng Electric told a local news outlet that it’s reading production line workers’ emotions through sensors in their hats.
Samantha Cole
5.1.18
smog b gon
smog b gon

China Made a 20-Story Air Purifier to Fight Pollution

The structure can reduce the amount of deadly particulates in the air by nearly 20 percent over four square miles.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.19.18
AFTERTHOUGHT
AFTERTHOUGHT

Chinese Government Forces Residents To Install Surveillance App With Awful Security

Last year, authorities told residents of a Muslim-populated part of China to install JingWang, an app that scans for certain files. Now, researchers have found it transfers the collected data with no encryption.
Joseph Cox
4.9.18